Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 5 die Martii.
Order for Colonel Dulbeir to exercise Martial Law.
Ld Berkley to have Possession of Lands in Slimbridge.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Berkley: (Here enter it.) It is Ordered, That he enjoy the Possession of the Lands in the Petition, as he did the Beginning of this Parliament, unless the Parties grieved shew Cause to the contrary within Fourteen Days after the Date of this Order; but, if no Cause shewed, then to be absolute.
And they are of Opinion, "That (fn. 1) the said Ordinance will cross the Votes of both Houses, passed for the putting down of the Court of Wards; and therefore they think it sit to have a Conference with the House of Commons about (fn. 2) it, that so they may explain their Meaning in divers Clauses of the Ordinance."
Colonel Ogle's Petition, for Leave to go beyond Sea.
Message to the H. C. with it, and about the following Particulars.
8ly. To deliver to them the Petition of Colonel Welden's, for raising a Regiment of Foot out of the Prisoners, to go for the Service of the State of Venice; which this House thinks fit to grant, if Security be given they shall not be employed against the Parliament.
9. To deliver to them Mr. Charles Clarke's Petition; and desire their Concurrence, that he may have Satisfaction for the Loss he hath sustained in his Woods, out of the Composition of the Earl of North'ton, when he hath made his Composition.
Ld. Balmerino and Sir R. Heath.
Upon hearing the Counsel of the Lord Balmerino, concerning the Business between him and Sir Rob't Heath: It is Ordered, That the Business shall be heard further on Wednesday next, at which Time the Original Patent in Question shall be brought into this House; and the Lord Balmerino is to bring Witnesses, to prove the Agreement between the Lord Balmerino his Father and Sir Robert Heath.
Serjeant Fynch Leave to be absent.
Green versus E. Rivers.
Upon reading the Petition of John Greene Minister, against the Earl of Ryvers: It is Ordered, That the Earl of Rivers shall have a Copy of the Petition, and give in his Answer to this House within a Month after the Date hereof.
Norton to have the Rectory of Harlaxton.
Col. Disney to have the Regiment at Lincoln.
Ld. Berkley's Petition, to have Possession of some Lands in Slimbridge, in Gloucestershire.
"To (fn. 3) the Right Honourable the Peers assembled in Parliament.
"That your Petitioner and his Under-tenants have, for more than Thirty Years last past, been peaceably seised and possessed of a Parcel of Land, called The New-gained Grounds, containing about Three Hundred Acres, as Part of his Manor of Slimbridge, in the County of Gloucester: That, since these unhappy Wars began, some Persons, unknown to your Petitioner, in a riotous Manner, hath digged down the Banks and Mounds thereof, and pulled down the Houses thereon being, laying it common for all Men's Cattle, to your Petitioner's great Prejudice.
"Your Petitioner humbly prayeth, that your Honours would be pleased to establish his and his Tenants Possession therein, as they held the same the First Day of this Parliament, and for Twenty Years before; and in case any Opposition shall arise to your Petitioner's Prejudice, that your Lordships would then order the Committee and Justices of the Peace, that the several Garrisons in that County, and the Inhabitants of the Townships of Slymbridge and Frampton, being next adjacent, to give their Assistance, for suppressing thereof, and quieting your Petitioner's Possession.